Westport WA August 23, 24, 25 Albacore Report

Discussion in '2018 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Dogbreath, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Fished the Tornado with a group from Alan Tani's reel repair board-great group of anglers, very experienced and the Captain & crew of the Tornado were outstanding in every way I can't imagine better service or more dedication to putting us on the fish they even bait your hook!

    Ocean conditions ranged from rough as guts to fair/some large swells but overall dying winds through the day.

    Sadly I spent the first night spraying puke over the back deck/got no sleep to speak of so had a slow start to actually fishing.

    Fish were scattered in small schools we'd catch one one the troll then maybe a live bait fish over & over no real hot bite at all-ended up with about 30 fish for 10 guys-the boat splits the catch evenly between anglers.

    Any questions put them here I'd be happy to answer.

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  2. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill Well-Known Member

    A little confused with the dates, did you fish all three days or just one.
    Some great pictures, but sorry you got sick, maybe the oysters?
     
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  3. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Board boat evening of the 23rd, slow run (only makes 12 knots or so) out to the grounds anywhere from 30 to 90 miles out depending, fish first light to last light then slow crawl home arriving in the pre-dawn hours on the 25th.

    I think it was the Poke I had later or that's what it looked like sprayed on deck-also I think advanced age combined with living in a smokehouse for days prior didn't help much the air finally cleared around Everett where it had actually rained.

    Three guys actually never left their bunks until late in the afternoon they never threw up but sure looked pale & drawn.
     
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  4. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill Well-Known Member

    Thanks for clearing that up, makes more sense to to this old senior. Sounds like a real fun trip. Are you feed meals
    on the boat, or do you pack your own food, and lastly what is the cost of a trip like that, including, or not
    including the tip, oh and what port and state was the trip out of? Sure would like to try that. ......BB
     
  5. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    Looks like a fun trip but bummer the fishing was slow. Hopefully it picks up in the next couple of weeks as I have a trip planned with All Rivers and Saltwater Charters on the 14th.
     
  6. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Bring your own food/drink & there's a microwave.

    People pretty much live out of their personal coolers there's enough room.
     
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  7. Sentinel

    Sentinel Active Member

    Well it sounds like you made the best of it. Fishing has been hot and cold for tuna out of WP this summer. Hopefully hot next weekend when I am there. No matter how the fishing is we always manage to have a good time on the water and on shore in Westport.
     
  8. Big Green Machine

    Big Green Machine Well-Known Member

    I admire all of you who go out that far, must be exhausting, not to mention if you have to drive home and deal with the border. Great report Dogbreath. You sure roll the dice on these Albacore trips. I don’t think I could do it, but the pics sure get the fishing juices flowing.
     
  9. c-dawg

    c-dawg Member

    You didn't even have a beer at Bennet's? o_O
     
  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    It was a little early for me-had one later at the place up the street.
     
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  11. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    @Dogbreath i am looking at a tuna trip late September out of westport. Have ypu ever fished that late?
     
  12. Seagirt

    Seagirt Active Member

    Fishing is often good into Oct. I went out of Oregon in Oct a few years ago and the day prior most boats did well. We didn't do so well but that's how it goes sometimes. Maybe the fish start becoming more spotty in their feeding as it gets later in the year, I don't know. I'll be planning a trip out of Westport at the end of Sept/beginning of Oct if I can't get anything going up here. Good luck, post a report.
     
  13. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    No I haven't but as I understand it fish are still around but it's all about weather.
     
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  14. paguy

    paguy Active Member

    If you want up to date reports on Washington tuna, Check bloodydecks Washington website.
     
  15. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guys! I need to go to Washington to get the tower installed on my boat. Once I have a date then I can try to find a tuna trip. I will let you know how I make out
     
  16. Peahead

    Peahead Well-Known Member

    Thanks DB for the report and photos
     
  17. Seagirt

    Seagirt Active Member

    Well?
     
  18. paguy

    paguy Active Member

    Last report was very good, And very close to shore.
     
  19. Seagirt

    Seagirt Active Member

    Yup, closer water, mixed sizes and numbers off Oregon and Washington (and BC I suppose but info is limited). But I was curious about his experience specifically since I noticed he was supposed to be out today. It should probably be in a different thread than this one.
     
  20. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    It was very slow fishing. Only got 14 and the average size was pretty small. Most of the fish came on the troll. Tried a dozen or so times to convert on bait stops but never really got any of the bait stops going.
     

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